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Is it possible to fit a 1978 1200cc engine into my 61 bug. The clutch is different and so is the release bearings. is there any way i can get them to fit. Was hoping i wouldnt have to change the gearbox.
 

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yes it shod fit. if it duz not u may need to swop over your cluch and fly wheel an reless plate. but i would wate an get a nuther re ply as im not a 100% if it will
 

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You can get a pressure plate which will match the old throwout
bearing. It must have the centre thrust ring.

There is another issue and that is the flywheel size.
Presumably the '78 engine has a 12V flywheel.
The old gearbox bellhousing won't accept the larger diameter
unless the opening is ground out to a larger size.

Perhaps that had already been done, but it needs to be checked.
 
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